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have thought that gun control would be such a central part of the debate in president obama's second term? picking up on that, how much of what actually gets done is just sort of the circumstances that occur, the events and crises that draw our attention and how much is presidential skill or the political set of facts in terms of who controls the senate and congress. what is really driving our policy? >> it has been a combination of all those things. that's what's interesting. if you look at smart presidents like lyndon baines johnson became masterful manipulators of the political process to pass legislation including civil rights law that anyone thought was possible. and i think no one would have thought it was even possible to discuss gun control legislation and immigration at the same time at the beginning of barack obama's first term. and yet circumstances changed. in the immigration law, what is driving all this is clearly the poll numbers. that's all that is behind this whole gang of 8 legislative effort. so i think a new sort of deal of the cards, if you will. a new seventh ci
. >> president obama took a moment to acknowledge law the suspect in massachusetts. he says there are a lot of unanswered questions. including why the brothers who grew up and studied in the u-s would resort to such violence. >> what ever hateful agenda drove these men to these attacks. whatever they thought they would achieve they have already failed. they have failed because the people of boston refused to be intimidated. americans refused to be terrorized. they failed because we're not going to waver from the character. and the compassion and the values that define this country. >> the family of the wife of the older brother, tamerlan tsarnayev, released this statement friday. quote, " we cannot begin to comprehend how this horrible tragedy occurred." in the aftermath of the patriot's day horror, we know that we never really knew tamerlan sar-na-ev. it goes on to say that, "our hearts are sickened by the knowledge of the horror he has inflicted." the family has asked for privacy at this time. >> the eleven- year-old martinez boy who was injured in the boston bombings, aaron hern is stead
and his brother prior to last week's deadly attack. >>> food for thought. president obama's slaft dinner dates continues tonight. this time it is with the women of the senate. how much could these meals be the ticket to some deals? no evidence yet. >>> a bonanza of second chance surprises. mark sanford blazing a trail, trying to make old faces new again. but can any of these folks actually get elected again? >>> good morning from washington. i'm chuck todd. this is your tuesday edition of "the daily rundown." it is april 23rd. right to my first reads of the morning. >>> 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev who was shot in the head, neck, leg and hands according to newly released documents, has been officially charged with using a weapon of mass destruction that resulted in three deaths and more than 170 injuries. he's also been charged with malicious destruction of property by means of an explosive device resulting in death. both charges carry the death penalty as a maximum sentence. tsarnaev was read his miranda rights in a brief bedside session in the intensive care unit at boston's beth isra
in the drone attack. the legalization if you're an american and overseas and participating -- >> the obama administration has used this legal argument to justify their drone attacks. it's not unfamiliar to them. >> about a year ago or so, the nypd came under fire for some listening in this -- using surveillance techniques on certain groups. >> in new jersey. >> in new jersey. >> right. >> there was a thing going back and forth between new york, new jersey, whether they were allowed to do this or not. with all this going on, aren't we making the case for more of that rather than less of that? >> yeah, we have to do more of it. it's very uncomfortable. it's very -- none of us want to give up any of our privacy, understandable. the reality is this is how you stop them. this is the only way you have to stop them. that is getting the information in advance. they're doing everything they can to hide what they're doing. law enforcement, intelligence agencies, they have to be able to do everything they can to intrude into them to find out what they're doing. >> mayor, as far as i can tell, we knew
president obama's agenda. why should you relate those two guys to immigration? no, let immigration go through. i hope they have the sense of know-how that when they bring this gun bill back -- they brought the health care bill back -- that they vote right. people in this country are hurting. all these republicans do, let's stop obama. republicans, wake up to rick the 90/10 want gun control. people all around the country want to elect this president and want to get his agenda to help this country. host: we will take a look at the prospects for gun control later on this morning. let's go to virginia, the independent line. caller: i just wanted to say that immigration has long been overdue, and we should not have any reason to put it off any more than we have. fromnot see the connection boston to immigration. you can never stop anybody that is wanting to do harm. the same thing in connecticut, the newtown shootings, anything like that. it is sporadic, no matter how much legislation you have, over immigration, gun control, anything like that. i do not think we can afford to put it off any
bombings. first lady michelle obama also visited him last week. and coming up at 5:30, in the wake of what happened in boston, some major changes could be coming to one of the busiest streets in san francisco. find out what san francisco's police chief wants to install. >>> breaking news now in a controversy we've been telling you about for several months now. swiss army knives and other items banned from carry-ons will remain banned. the transportation security administration today delayed a plan to allow carry on small knives and other items. flight attendants and others have been protesting the plan ever since it was announced. the change was supposed to take effect on thursday. but the tsa now says it needs time to review feedback from law enforcement, passengers and others. >>> canadian authorities say today they foiled a plot to attack that nation's passenger trains. the royal canadian mounted police say they've arrested two men, one 30, the other 35 years old. police would not say where they were from. investigators say the plot had support from al-qaeda and was in the planning stag
republicans are calling on the obama administration to declare the 19-year-old suspect an enemy combatant subject to the loss of four, so intelligence officials can continue to interrogate him for as long as they deem necessary. authorities captured him in watertown, mass. friday evening. they are invoking the public .afety exception he remains hospitalized under sedation and remains unclear what kind of communication they are able to have him at the moment. judy is on the phone from north carolina, independent line. good morning, and welcome to the program. caller: thank you. my thought on the issue is that we are a large nation, an all- inclusive nation, and i believe that the boy scouts is a private organization and has the right to determine who their membership is. i believe there should be a third organization that some of the gay-rights people should put into place, and that would be the rainbow scouts. then they can put all the lbb tea in anything they wanted, -- lgbt. republican senator tim scott delivering the republican response and focusing on the events of the past week, incl
, president obama promised americans, if you like your health insurance you can keep it. bill: they were smacked in 2010. we'll see whether or not it is an issue in 2014. >> thank you. bill: john fund with us here in new york today. 20 past, martha. martha: bracing for the worst but fighting back at the same time. where folks are filling sandbags around the clock right now to try to save their town from the devastating floodwaters. wait until you see the brand new pictures in on this. we've got a live report. >> we flooded five times but nothing anywhere near like this. this is the worst. money, and i avoid frustration. you'll find reviews on home repair to healthcare written by people just like you. you want to be sure the money you're about to spend is money well spent. angie's list -- reviews you can trust. with the innovating and the transforming and the revolutionizing. it's enough to make you forget that you're flying five hundred miles an hour on a chair that just became a bed. you see, we're doing some changing of our own. ah, we can talk about it later. we're putting the wonder
where bomber two had placed his knapsack. >> i strongly disagree with the obama administration's decision to rule out enemy combatant status for this suspect at this time. >> when we are moving up to the boat he was actually laying down on one side of the boat. one leg out, and one hand out, and when we got closer, that's when he sat up. >> he just sat up. moving about. quite a bit of movement. >> suspect in custody. >> tonight dzhokhar tsarnaev goes to court at his bedside. and there is more. they say he is lucid. adam. >> in the hospital behind me there is significant security not only downstairs but throughout the hospital. the u.s. marshals service has now officially taken over the security situation of him specifically. they have marshalls stationed by his room, in the hallway where he is. all standard procedures when the marshals take control. before the fbi was doing that. marshals will basically be in charge of him until he's well enough to leave here. we are told once that happens he will likely fly out via helicopter to a different hospital. it's the best way of takin
. president obama also noted the time at the white house as did traders on the floor of the new york stock exchange. nbc news justice correspondent pete williams has the very latest. >> at 2:38 last monday afternoon, 11 minutes before the first bomb goes off the fbi says, a surveillance camera catches dzhokhar tsarnaev and tamerlan tsarnaev walking towards the finish line with backpacks, a second and crucial piece of video, the fbi says, comes from a surveillance camera mounted on this restaurant. at 2:42, court documents say the still unreleased video shows dzhokhar tsarnaev with a backpack walked towards the scene of a second bombing. at 2:45, he slips his backpack off. still photos show the backpack on the ground at his feet. when the first bomb goes off, the fbi says, the video shows the crowd looking towards the finish line in alarm. but the fbi says tsarnaev virtually alone among the individuals in front of the strauvent appears calm. he walks away, it says, without his backpack, and ten seconds later, the second bomb goes off in the spot where he left the backpack. the fbi says both
to president obama and senator roger wicker has been released from custody on bond. the developments came hours after officials canceled a detention and preliminary hearing for paul kevin curtis. you might recall he was arrested wednesday. he claimed his innocence. an fbi agent said authorities did not find ricin at his home or vehicle. a news conference is scheduled for later this afternoon. right now, the man charged with sending those ricin letters to president obama and senator wicker released on bond. according to the latest information. and we're also following developing news out of philadelphia. the abortion doctor charged with killing newborns that were born alive. a judge has now dropped some of the charges against him. we'll have the very latest on that breaking news story. plus -- >> we have a broken immigration system. if anything, what we see in boston is that we have to fix and modernize our system for lots of reasons. >> congressman paul ryan defending the need for immigration reform in wake of the boston bombings. but another influential republican and perhaps a future presiden
? >> well, i'm not convinced that the furloughs will come about. i would say that president obama has shown a partiality to listening to the tourism industry. so i'm not sure it is really going to happen. i think there could be a change of mind. but overall america is just recovering from what the industry is calling a lost decade, where a series of idealogical arguments, and the 9/11 border changes really flattened out tourism for the united states when it was booming in the rest of the world. >> michael: it is almost too easy to complain too about how bad air travel has gotten. but what the american citizens have to go to is nothing compared to what foreign visitors have to go through to get into america. >> if you are a male from a predominantly muslim country, you have the most severe requirements. other than some european countries, you have to now have a visa and have that visa approved at an american consulate. all of that is hard for a country like russia, you could travel over a thousand miles, get to the consulate and be rejected. even if you get your
hearing on the obama administration's controversial drone program. lawmakers wanting to know more about who our government is targeting and killing. a retired air force colonel set to testify joins us live ahead. jon: the boston tere owe attacks may complicate efforts to a bi-partisan immigration reform proposal. the bombing suspect received asylum in the u.s. more than ten years ago. republican law mangers like senator rand paul are urging caution on changing immigration laws right now. senator paul writing to senate majority leader harry reid, quote we should not proceed tpwh-l we understand the specific failures of our immigration system. why did the current system allow two individuals to immigrate to the united states from a chechen republic of russia who committed acts offer to reus eupl. were there any save guards? could this ha been prevented, dores the immigration laws before prevent this? jay carney was asked about this at the press wraoefg. >> do you think rand paul has a point at all that what happened in boston reflects something wrong with the current system of immigration
the 60 votes which president obama called shameful. joining me now is democratic senator richard blumenthal from connecticut. max baucus of montana will not run for reelection and he is one who voted against the measure. a liberal group had vowed to target him and others, mark prior of arkansas who voted against the measure. all face reelection in 2014. what do you think of the decision of baucus not to rerun? >> a surprise and a loss to the senate. he is a key figure in tax reform as well as a variety of other measures and extraordinary distinguished career and a decision probably based on family decision and larger career goals and the desire to focus on areas like taxes and other issues. >> as a connecticut senator does that anger you knowing he could have voted yes knowing ahead oft that vote that he was probably not running for reelection and could have helped effort what would have been something, a major positive reform for gun measures? >> what frustrates, disappoints and angers me is the fact that we had 55 votes in the united states senate as well as 90% of the american
. relieved citizens cheered in the streets. amazing sight. president obama appeared in the white house briefing room shortly after 10:00 p.m. to say thank goodness its over. certainly capturing the mood not only here in watertown but across this region. matt and savannah, back to you. >> where does this investigation go from here? nbc's justice correspondent pete williams has been working this story tirelessly around the clock. pete, good morning to you. >> matt, good morning. the justice department says it intends to put dzhokhar tsarnaev on trial in a regular civilian court using the rules that apply in any criminal trial and that's renewing a debate about how to try terrorists on american soil. as soon as he is physically ready, dzhokhar tsarnaev will be subjected to questioning by federal authorities but in the beginning he will not be given the usual miranda warning about the right to remain silent. instead, the government will invoke a rule that allows questioning a suspect without giving advice of rights. >> there is a public safety exemption in cases of national security and po
. i hope the obama administration will allow us that option that exists in our law. they have a very bad track record here. >> reporter: fox news is told investigators are probing a potential link to a islamist group as first reported on fox over the weekend. they were responsible for the attack on moscow airport. in response the group issued a statement saying their disagreement is with russia. they did not deny knowing the brothers. also according to one source who has reviewed that, they were undercut in their claims trying to deny any connection because they pointed the finger as russia as being responsible for these bombings which of course there is no evidence to support that, jon. jon: catherine herridge, lots of tangled leads to unravel here. catherine, thank you. >> reporter: you're welcome. jenna: for more on this now we'll bring in our next guest, chris voss, retired fbi special agent and hostage negotiator and manager of insight security. we talked you to last few times in. great to have you back on the program. >> thank you, jenna. jenna: catherine is reporting on there
magazine unleased its 100 most influential people list of all time and president obama is on for the fourth time mischel obama, and kim junk un lindsey vonn make the list but her boyfriend, tiger woods did not. chris christie is on that too by the way. >> bill: all right. thank you, dan. what an extraordinary weekend. the lockdown was announced during the show, and we were sure that by the end of the show, that would have him, right? because they had that horrible crime scene thursday night when they thought they had robbed the 7-eleven. it turned out they didn't rob the 7-eleven but they were there at the time. and then they shot and killed senselessly it seems this officer. they hijack the car take off with this guy, go from atm to atm, big up $800, thrown him out of the car. he very cleverly -- i give him credit for doing it appropriately -- left his cell phone in the car so the police were able to track his car to watertown, one brother is killed, and the other brother goes on the lam. and that's when thigh lockdown the city. it went on and on
court and the statement taken from him cannot be used against him in that trial. >> while the obama administration has agreed to delay a reading of his miranda rights under a public safety exemption, secretary of defense chuck hagel has not seen evidence to link the bombings to terror groups. scrutiny turns to the fbi who reportedly questioned the older brother tamerlan in 2011 at the request of a foreign government. this is so interesting. of russia. the fbi told the a.p. despite interviewing him and relatives they did not find any activity. the agency dropped the ball. richard, i wonder if there is going to be a lot of questions and maybe even hearings out of this or what comes to mind just knowing those basic facts? >> there probably will be hearings of the fbi whether it learned more or could have done more. critics say that is monday morning quarterbacking. it ought to be about what we were talking about, what can we do to prevent or identify young people who are radicalized and how did we respond and how what did we learn about lockdowns. as the military would say it ought not
-existing conditions are being told basically by the obama administration, sorry, we didn't plan for you. mr. gardner: and i understand the money republicans would propose to spend to address this -- mr. wrung: and i understand the money the republicans would spend on this issue, the obama administration wants to spend on advertising, advertising the exchanges, dvertising how the obamacare will work. >> this is the helping sick americans act. tomorrow we're going to defund the preventive care act, the slush fund in the affordable care act that has been going for everything from paths and bike paths and advertising campaigns and spaying and neutering dogs, instead we're going to move that money, defund it, pay down about $8 billion on the deficit and we're going to move money into these high-risk pools that are run by the states that are going to take care of sick americans. mrs. roby: and we look forward to that debate in the next two days. we are closing in on the end of our hour, we are just joined by mr. griffin, the gentleman from arkansas and as you know, we are talking about tonight, this is ht
to president obama's budget and take a look at this statistic. 86% of tax increases will fall on people making $200,000 a year or more in 2015. this according to the new study by the tax policy center. what to make of this? joining us is the senior political analyst for the washington examiner. michael, good to see you. i'm more interested in the fact that earners nearly every income level will bear some sort of tax increase in this which flies in the face behalf president obama promised years ago. >> when president obama was running for his first term, he said he wasn't going to raise taxes on ordinary people. that's actually been violated in a number of ways, including in the obama care law and early increase in the cigarette tax that tends to hit down scale people more often than it hits upscale people. but in the second term, he's putting in his budget these proposals to change, as i understand it, the c.p.i. that means that your bracket increases will go into effect earlier. people will be thrust into higher tax brackets and so-called buffett tax which amounts to a sort of revival of the
-old victim, krystle campbell began just over an hour ago and at 2:50 p.m., president obama will join the city of boston in a moment of silence, mayor menino will observe the time from boston common. joining me washington bureau chief of the the "huffington post," graham, and the grio editor, joy reid and the deputy director of the "national journal." >> and pete, there's a lot of information that's come out over course of the weekend. we know that the fbi is interrogating dzhokhar tsarnaev. what are they hoping to get from him at this point? >> interrogating may be a bit of a grand word here, because it's certainly not the kind of interrogation they had planned, where they speak to someone. it's being conducted with notes and nods and because he can't speak, he's on a ventilator. so it's a very slow process. but during this period, their government is limited in terms of what they can ask him. because they're doing this public safety exception to the miranda rule. they've not advised him of his rights. so they can only ask about potential threats to public safety. were there other conspirator
graduate student lu lingzi was set for this evening. back in washington, president obama also observed a moment of silence at the white house as did the u.s. senate. but tempers flared earlier at a senate hearing. iowa senator chuck grassley was one of several republicans who've said the bombings, allegedly by two chechen immigrants, raise questions about immigration reform. >> i think we're taking advantage of an opportunity where once in 25 years we deal with immigration to make sure that every base is covered. >> brown: that sparked a heated exchange between grassley and new york democrat chuck schumer. >> i say that particularly those who are pointing to what happened, the terrible tragedy in boston, as i would say an excuse for not doing a bill or delaying it many months and years. >> i never said that. >> i didn't say you did sir. >> i didn't say anything about... >> i didn't mean you, mr. grassley. >> those remarks were not aimed at anyone on this committee or the three witnesses. there are people out there; you've read it in the newspapers; they've said it. >> brown: there were
a joke. >> oh, yeah! >>> the star of one of president obama's favorite tv shows is attending the white house correspondents' dinner this weekend, claire danes plays a c.i.a. agent on homeland. she's the guest of cbs news and will be sitting at a table full of members of the military. the network's other guests include afghanistan forces commander general john allen also army vice chief of staff general john campbell and retired admiral mike mullen, the former joint chiefs of staff. among others. >> bill: i will be there. that's not the table i'm sitting at. i wouldn't mind sitting at that table. >>> as you're drinking your coffee or tea this morning there is a good chance you went out of your way to get it instead of going for what was convenient. a new harris poll on morning beverage habits finds 60% of people will go out of their way to drink coffee or tea they think tastes better and they'll also spend more money for it. 78% say taste is the most important factor in choosing what they drink. >> bill: what do they mean going out of their way to get it? >> instead of stopping by the 7
at the white house, that president obama was hurt, immediately this happened a little after 1:00. i don't know if you can see this, we printed out this chart, you can see what happened here, just around 1:15 when the tweet went out, the market fell, the market fell over 100 points, 133 points to be exact. dipped into the negative. that happened within seconds. within seconds that drop happened. and then ap sent out another tweet saying that they were hacked, and then you saw the market immediately shoot back up. it was a total 180, the market went from negative all the way to positive, over 100 points again within minutes. very dramatic whiplash kind of move. shows you in the age of computerized trading how wall street can react to a tweet that is read around the web. >> boy, oh, boy, alison, such a look at how in the digital age everything moves so quickly. you have to be right about your information. thank you for telling us that. appreciate it. >>> back to boston now, where a short time ago doctors upgraded the surviving suspect's condition from serious to fair. now, it is not easy for the
for the victims of the bombing. president obama will also observe a moment of silence. and bells will ring to mark the moment when the bombs first went off. the surviving suspect lying in the hospital dead right now handcuffed under 24 hour guard. even though he is still in serious condition as we said investigators are questioning him every few hours with the doctors in the room with them. we are getting new information about this suspect and how the investigation is done. deborah feyerick joining us in new york. don lemon is outside beth israel hospital in boston. deb, start with you, what are you learning? >> well, anderson, we can tell you that investigators and doctors are staying close by the alleged suspect. he is on a ventilator, he is heavily sedated and also restrained. one of the reasons is because they don't want him when he does wake up, when he is sort of -- when he does wake up, they don't want him to rip the ventilator out of his mouth. they're really trying to keep him as calm and as stable as they possibly can. they don't want any additional stress to the body. what we are being
with a live briefing one starts. dagen: president obama briefed this morning. we are looking at this live breast priest -- press briefing- press briefing. meantime in washington president obama was briefed this morning on the boston investigation. the man had. we go to rich jensen at the white house with the latest. >> reporter: a very fluid situation. the national security staff convening about an hour-long briefing this morning that ended -t about -- probably an hour ago. we were supposed to get a briefing in new from the press secretary, just a regular is scheduled briefing, the daily briefing. that has been pushed off, postponed to a time to be determined. we are learning now also comes from capitol hill. his reporting, is senior source on capitol hill was brief but a national data terrorism center saying that police believed dzhokhar tsarnaev is still in the boston area and it is important they get all the time and do so live because they want to find out if this is something broader. there is another person involved those sources saying it is hard to believe that these two men opera
president obama will have dinner with all of the women in the senate. tomorrow he and the first lady will head to texas first for a fundraiser and then on thursday they will attend a dedication for the bush library and then a memorial service for the victims on the explosion in west texas. >>> a new poll shows elizabeth bush opening up a nine point lead over sanford. sanford took out this full page ad explaining the trespassing charges against him. we will see what the voters think on may 7. >>> welcome to twitter dr. jill biden. her handle is@dr. biden. former congressman anthony weiner is back on twitter with a new handle. his tag line, fighting to keep new york city the capital of the middle class. he already has more than 7,000 followers and he follows no one. >>> if you read one thing this morning my must read is a posting from "time" magazine about what happened in the six months plus that tamerlan tsarnaev spent in russia. it's up on our facebook page at facebook/jansingco. carfirmation. only hertz gives you a carfirmation. hey, this is challenger. i'll be waiting for you in s
's going on at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. >> that's right, alex. president obama had a sweeping meeting in the situation room earlier today for about an hour with his entire national security team. updated and briefed on the evolving situation in boston. i can tell you that the white house is being very careful and very cautious in its reactions. because this is a developing story. i can also tell you that as of this hour, secretary john kerry, defense secretary chuck hagel and c.i.a. director john brennan are here for a previously scheduled meeting with the national security adviser. that is under way right now. that doesn't involve the president. will they discuss boston? that is certainly a high possibility giving the evolving events of the day. president obama has been briefed regularly throughout the day. and overnight. as the situation was developing. of course we have heard from the president, multiple times this week on monday. again on tuesday, we heard from him at that interfaith service yesterday in boston. will we hear from him again today? we don't know at this point. the w
of events with president obama saying that the suspect chose the wrong person this second person. the suspect they finally know, that this tragic event has come to an end. with the investigation will be going on and catherine has information? >> right now, in light of this authorities are surprised because he seemed casual leading up to the boston marathon classmates from the university of massachusetts has come forward. that he was at a party wednesday night the two nights after the bombing. and if they say that they say that his college card indicates that he was on campus and working out before going out with soccer france. the 19 year- old dzhokar tsarnaev was at a party, looking for relaxed which again is a very strange contradiction. with what we are hearing. and the reality of how this has worked. >> is strange to hear the conflicting descriptions. they are pointing that out and the casual nature. and this entire episode is something that will be looking for. people that do analysis profiles of these people there will try to figure out. exactly these lone wolf a scenario.
control. you had f-minus rating from the nra. >> my only f-minus ever. >> chris: here was president obama's angry reaction wednesday after the gun bill voted down in the senate. >> the fun lobbies and allies lied about the bill and claimed it would create a big brother gun registry, though the bill did the opposite. this was a shameful day for washington. >> after this week, gun control wasn't going anywhere. does this sense, if this was a big event for america, the sense of increased anxiety about the personal safety. does it make gun control steeper climb? >> i don't know how much steeper it could be. this is about closing the gun show loophole, something that nra used to support. this is not about reducing guns that people own already or the kinds they own or anything like that. what happened, this took momentum away and diluteed the momentum for the bill. attention paid elsewhere. it lost. i hope rand paul's effort to put on negative adds against susan collins, republican who had the courage to vote the close the gun show loophole will be decried by the people of maine. i makes no sen
.r.a. >> my only f minus, ever. >>chris: you earned it. here is president obama's angry reaction on wednesday after at the gun bill was voted down in the senate. >> the gun lobby and the allies lied about the bill. they claimed it would create some sort of big brother gun registry although the bill did the opposite. all in all this was a pretty shameful day for washington. >>chris: after the week and the vote in the senate gun control was not going anywhere, this was a big event for america, does the sense of increased anxiety about the personal safety does that make gun control even steeper of a climb? >> i don't know how much steeper it could be. understand, the bill was just about background checks, closing the gun show loophole, something that the n.r.a. used to support. it was really not about reducing the number of guns that people already own or the kinds they can own or anything like that. i think what happened was, sadly this took attention away, diluted the momentum, for this bill. attention was paid elsewhere. then it lost. i hope that rand paul's efforts, for example, to put on th
-minus ever. >> chris: here was president obama's angry reaction wednesday after the gun bill voted down in the senate. >> the fun lobbies and allies lied about the bill and claimed it would create a big brother gun registry, though the bill did the opposite. this was a shameful day for washington. >> after this week, gun control wasn't going anywhere. does this sense, if this was a big event for america, the sense of increased anxiety about the personal safety. does it make gun control steeper climb? >> i don't know how much steeper it could be. this is about closing the gun show loophole, something that nra used to support. this is not about reducing guns that people own already or the kinds they own or anything like that. what happened, this took momentum away and diluteed the momentum for the bill. attention paid elsewhere. it lost. i hope rand paul's effort to put on negative adds against susan collins, republican who had the courage to vote the close the gun show loophole will be decried by the people of maine. i makes no sense for the republican party to circumstance the wagons an
of the crime. and the man suspected of mailing a ricin laced letter to president obama has been released. his lawyer telling cnn he was set up as another possibly tainted letter arrives at a military base. >>> hello. we're coming to you live from boston where in just the last hour authorities finished reopening the site of the bombings, a six-block stretch of boyleston street, to the people who live and own businesses there. block by block people were allowed back for the first time in more than a week. like there, it's far from normal. people have to show i.d. to get in and out and the general public is not allowed yet. meanwhile, the surviving boston suspect has been upgraded to fair condition. we've been told he's been communicating with investigators. more on that in a moment. our thoughts remain with the victims of the terrorist attack. four people dead and more people hurt than anyone first understood. the revised injury total is now 264 up from 183 because some people did not realize how badly they were hurt according to health officials. this morning 8-year-old martin richard was laid
phase of the case begins. the very complex legal process. an obama administration official telling nbc news tsarnaev will not be given a miranda warning when he's physically able to be interrogated after receiving medical treatment. instead, the official says the government will invoke a legal rule known as the public safety exception. that will allow investigators to question tsarnaev without first advising him of his right to remain silent and be afforded legal counsel. president obama used his weekly address today to praise law enforcement and those involved in tracking tsarnaev down. >> americans refused to be terrorized. ultimately, that's what we'll remember from this week. that's what will remain, the stories of heroism and kindness, resolve and resilience, generosity, and love. >> authorities caught up with the suspect after a tip from a watertown resident. he was hiding in a boat parked outside a home. he is now in a boston hospital and nbc's ron allen is joining me from there. ron, with a good afternoon to you, let's get the very latest on his condition. are you getting word
, president obama praising law enforcement in trackinging down the suspect, late last night after authorities announced they captured their man, this is what the president had to say. >> boston police and state police and local police across the come mop wealth of massachusetts responded with professionalism and bravery over five long days and tonight, because of their determined efforts, we have closed an important chapter in this tragedy. >> nbc's kristen welker at the white house for us. what's happening at the white house today? >> no events on the president's schedule but i can tell you behind the scenes, i have been told by administration officials, the president will be in contact with his national security team when necessary to monitor the ongoing developments in this investigation. you remember when president obama spoke last night, craig, he said there are a number of questions that need to be anticipated, included what motivated these two young men to take these hape noeinous action and of course did they have accomplices? that is the question everybody wants answered now. i don't
discussion that the blind sheik, whose picture is up on the screen now, might be freed by the obama administration, that president morsi in egypt that seemed to infuriate you some what and you wrote an article, "will obama free the blind sheik?" now if you think about this, in this case, if the death penalty is not sought, are you concerned that some president down the road could ignore the issue of a life sentence imposed by a federal judge and just send the terrorist off somewhere? >> on this guy, tsarnaev? >> right. >> no, i'm not concerned about that. he's very different from the sheik. concerned about that. a sheikh is a highly symbolic figure among muslims. he was and still is widely respected as a muslim scholar, and regarded as an authority. he's a big deal. this guy is a mutt. >> so you're not worried about that? >> no. >> finally the death penalty, if he is charged with those crimes that he clearly can be, he's eligible for the death penalty? >> absolutely. >> do you think that this >> do you think this just disat the present time -- justice department will seek it? >> i h
of the crater to help their search for clues at the fertilizer plant. and we learned president obama will attend a memorial in texas on thursday. we also saw those happier images you're seeing now, students returning to school as the town slowly tries to return to normal. >>> and still ahead on this fast-moving news night, inside america's raging flood zone, kayaking down the road, even fish crossing the street, and more rain on the way, next. we went out and asked people a simple question: how old is the oldest person you've known? we gave people a sticker and had them show us. we learned a lot of us have known someone who's lived well into their 90s. and that's a great thing. but even though we're living longer, one thing that hasn't changed: the official retirement age. ♪ the question is how do you make sure you have the money you need to enjoy all of these years. ♪ ♪ the middle of this special moment and i need to run off to the bathroom. ♪ i'm fed up with always having to put my bladder's needs ahead of my daughter. ♪ so today, i'm finally talking to my doctor about overactive bla
obama and other u.s. officials has just been released from federal custody. we're standing by for a live news conference of what's been going on. i'm wolf blitzer in boston and this is a special edition of "the situation room." she was a dancer before the blast here in boston and she vows to dance again even though she no longer has her foot. cnn's anderson coop ervice ited the bombing victim in the hospital along with her husband who was also injured and they spoke about her incredibly positive attitude. watch this. >> i hate to ask you to relive what you went through so if you don't want to that's totally fine. >> it's okay. i relive it every day. >> you think about it every day. >> absolutely. >> how close were you to the second explosion? >> i was right in front of it. right in front of the business where it was so i felt the direct impact and it immediately blew off my left foot. >> how far away was the bomb, do you know? >> my guess would have been about five feet. >> five feet. >> yeah. we're lucky to be alive. >> did you lose consciousness? >> i don't think we did. i remember eve
president obama wants, for flyers to feel it, complain to congress, and reverse the budget cuts. >> i believe he's instructing his agencies to do the things that inflict the most pain on the american people so that they're upset. >> the lawsuit filed by the airlines and pilots would delay the furloughs for at least 30 days. a court ruling could come this week. anthony and norah? >> sharyl attkisson. thanks, sharyl. >>> the swollen mississippi river is closed at vicksburg, mississippi, because of a sunken barge. there is widespread flooding farther north. it's especially bad in northern illinois where thousands of people have been forced out of their homes. dean reynolds is in versailles, illinois. >> reporter: good morning, anthony. heavy spring rains have swollen rivers across the midwest. there's major flooding reporting in six states, three deaths also reported and more rain may be on the way. illinois governor pat quinn braced for the challenge ahead. >> this is a natural disaster. we can't control nature and we've suffered grievously. >> reporter: he declare
more on the reaction from washington, rich edson is live at the white house. president obama was briefed on the situation this morning, the situation room as it is called is active. rich: it is quite active and has been this morning and president obama started a meeting with the vice president, it lasted an hour. we have subsequent meetings here, secretary of state john kerry, secretary of defense shuts hegel, director of intelligence james clapper and others at the white house. however senior administration officials stress that is for previously scheduled meeting of national security principals, so nothing really specifically to do, nor was unscheduled specifically because of the events in boston, that was earlier this morning. news from capitol hill according to bret baier of fox news saying officials briefed lawmakers on capitol hill telling them they really want to get this second suspect alive find out perhaps if there are any more people involved, find out whether they have any training overseas or if they were radicalized in the united states or overseas and that has
the george w. bush presidential library in dallas. it opens to the public may 1st. president obama and the four living former presidents are expected to be there. >>> do you want to hear from me what the truth was and they haven't really said anything about it affecting me. >> while in new york, it's nfl draft time. all eyes will be on manti te'o and whether he makes the first round. >>> president obama offered to wash senators' cars if it would lead to an immigration bill. the senators then told obama, if you're going to wash our cars, why do we need immigrant? >>> and on saturday, conan o'brien headlines the annual white house correspondents dinner in washington. >>> and that's the week ahead. >>> i'm fredricka whitfield. on behalf of my colleague wolf blitzer and myself, of course, thanks for watching this afternoon. don lemon picks up live coverage from boston. don, ind you'll be talking to city police commissioner as well. right? >> that's right. police commissioner ed davis will be with me in just a moment here. first though i want to get you updated on what we have. i'm done
against its own people. this could be a game changer. obama stated that was a red line they couldn't cross. a live report straight ahead. thank you orville and wilbur... ...amelia... neil and buzz: for teaching us that you can't create the future... by clinging to the past. and with that: you're history. instead of looking behind... delta is looking beyond. 80 thousand of us investing billions... in everything from the best experiences below... to the finest comforts above. we're not simply saluting history... we're making it. >>> hey, everyone, i'm anderson cooper live in boston. special coverage from boston continues. first a number of developments we want to tell you about. first the alleged plot to attack a canadian passenger train head for the united states, canadian police have two men in custody. the suspect had support from al qaeda in iran. iran denies iran is operating inside its borders. the men appeared in court a couple hours ago, denied bail. police say they were monitoring the plot and there was never any danger. there are also new allegations today that syria's using chemic
's platform for economic growth stand out from countries all around the world. president obama's 100,000 strong in the americas initiative will create even more opportunity for students over the course of the next years. finally, we know we have a responsibility to continue to address our security challenges. tore going to continue affect close security cooperation, respect for human and civil rights. we understand those are deeply enshrined in both u.s. and mexican constitutions. at citizen security is critical to e ople of both of our countries. it's really good to welcome you here to washington. i look forward to our conversation. i know president obama is very much looking forward to his trip to mexico in may and meeting with the president. there we will be able to solidify some of the things we're talking about today. welcome to washington. thank you for the extraordinary partnership that we share. >> thank you, sir. good morning, ladies and gentlemen. allow me to express once again the solidarity of the people and government of mexico with united states, with the horrific incid
there are 14 confirmed fatalities, with at least 13 still missing. more than 200 were injured. president obama has pledged federal aid to the town where laura anthony continues to cover the story. yesterday laura spoke with residents who haven't lost their spirit, even after losing their homes. >> it's gone. everything -- the inside is gone. the ceilings are gone and the insulation is laying on the floor. >> do you feel lucky, though, that you got out. >> lucky for my wife. she was sitting in the living room on the couch and the ceiling fell on top of her. >> and some good news. laura reports all 144 patients living in the nursing home that was blown apart survived the blast. >>> bay area democrats are determined to pass new gun control laws despite a failed attempt in the senate this week. at 1:00 today in palo alto congresswoman anna ishu joins mike thompson to host a gun prevention meeting. both vow not to let the outcome in the senate stop them from passing house legislation. they say 90% of americans support the effort. >>> the north vallejo little league season has been shot indefinitely
a militant plan in the chechnya area. >>> president obama is receiving constant updates on the boston bombing case and potential terrorist links. the white house released a picture of the president getting briefed by the national security adviser. yesterday, the president met in the white house situation room for 90 minutes with security officials, including the attorney general and fbi director. joe biden joined in by video conferencing. >>> people living in bethlehem honored victims of the boston marathon during the first marathon. the race coincided with the london marathon. many of the runners wore t- shirts honoring the victims. this man wore a shirt showing the face of the youngest victim, martin richard, he was only eight years old. we'll have more on the london marathon coming up at 8:30. the community comes together to help pay for the medical costs of an 11-year-old wounded in the boston bombings. how much a weekend fundraiser brought in and the latest on aaron hern's condition. for more on the boston bombings, you can go to our website. >>> all right. now we are turning now to info
passed the finish line. president obama has called for a moment of silence for the victims of the boston marathon bombings next hour at 2:50 p.m. eastern. exactly a week after the first bomb exploded. let's get you back to melissa and lori. melissa: thank you so much. fred chairman ben bernanke skipping the annual jackson hole meeting due to a schedule conflict. that news is already causing rampant speculation. this is a big deal. the fed chairman has been there 25 years. they use the of that to signal policy changes. what do you think is going on? >> i think again, chairman bernanke is opening the door that if in fact he is not re- appointed and i think the market expected before the announcement that he would not seek reappointment, they knew person would have a clean slate to work from. there've been not think that he would say in august that someone would have to change. i think a lot of discussion is that policy will change sometime in 2014. i think it makes it easier for the new person in not having to overturn policy. melissa: not going and not saying anything almost has the same
in serious condition. later this very hour, president obama and the city of boston as well as this nation will mark a moment of silence at 2:50 eastern time. the exact moment the first bomb exploded. bells will ring afterward. massachusetts governor deval patrick and thomas menino will be on hand of the neighborhood of 8-year-old vimd martin richard. also today the first funeral was held for the bombing victims. the capacity crowd mourned. krystle campbell, the 29-year-old at the finish line clearing on a friend. and later this evening, boston university will hold a memorial service for lu lingzi, the 23-year-old graduate, the student from china also killed in the blast. meanwhile as crews clean up the crime scene today, new questions about how the fbi interrogated tamerlan tsarnaev before the attacks. >> why didn't the fbi follow up on that? you combine the first interrogation, the first examination plus the subsequent act. when somebody is brought to your attention, you investigate and find nothing and then he carries out murders, you wonder, didn't you miss something in the investigati
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